Friday, October 23, 2015
Yesterday was a gorgeous autumn day with filtered sunshine and the scent of falling leaves on the air.
It was a day that I chose to scoot out and get "lost" in the autumn woods on my little Yamaha C3.
I just wanted to go out into the back roads and ride alongside creeks and ponds and find a few hidden spots away from all the stresses of the past weeks.
So Hoot and I cruised with no particular destination, i.e.,"lost".
About the only thing I had in mind, besides cleaning out my mental cobwebs, was to try to find some beautiful autumn scenes and photograph them.
I got a few, but got hung up on watching the sunlight change over this one particular pond along Olive Branch Road.
I stayed at this spot for awhile and then returned to it later as the light changed and the surface of the pond became as smooth as glass.
Here are my photos captured at this little pond. I think the last one is the best:
There are multiple little streams and creeks that flow down to the East Fork of the Little Miami River. Here is Hoot parked alongside one and a few shots from the bridge.
I love to stop, hit the kill switch, and listen to the water bubble over the rocks. Today the water level was really low, but still offered a peaceful experience:
The lighting is not perfect, but it's just a Canon PowerShot A480 pocket camera.
Rustic wood hangs on old barns alongside the road home:
The scoot alongside an old brick chapel in the Olive Branch cemetery:
There were many instances where I scooted along curves while the sunlight caught cascading yellow, orange, and red leaves drifting down from the canopy.
Such beauty, along with the smell of the deep woods and steams was overwhelming.
Our colors are peak right now, so I am hoping to go again soon.
Thursday, October 15, 2015
October is here and the leaves in our area are just beginning to turn. The air is crisp, the sun brilliant, and the scooter rides a bit chilly, but delightful this time of year. I hope to ride through Thanksgiving weekend and then she goes to the scooter lair for a winter nap. *Sigh*
A little update for those who keep in touch...we did not move to the country, YET! We did have a house lined up to rent, but it didn't work out the way we hoped. So we are still in the "cottage by the mall" and I am content for now. Que sera...
I am no longer delivering flowers due to a scant amount of orders and an old car that barely runs. I am hoping for some Thanksgiving and Christmas flower gigging if the business picks up. I really miss it. I've always enjoyed the holiday delivery craze.
In the meantime I have a part-time job literally less than a mile from home, so I am scooting and walking over there. My scooter has become my main form of transportation and the car just sits. Every once in a while I drive it to keep the battery charged up.
I've been taking rides out into the country roads whenever I can. I did one yesterday, but the camera stayed in the pouch.
So here are some of my favorite "autumn recollections", favorite photos of rides past, all in Adams, Brown, and Clermont Counties:
Happy Autumn to you and yours! Ride safely...